Visit Fort William and Ben Nevis
Nestling in the picturesque highland country village of Roy Bridge, 10 miles from Fort William (the Outdoor Capital of the UK), in the very heart of Lochaber in the highlands of Scotland, is a quite delightful little authentic Scottish country inn style hotel.
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the highlands of Scotland and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger. Fort William is a major tourist centre with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the north and Glenfinnan to the west, on the ‘Road to the Isles’ to Mallaig and the Skye Ferry. It is a huge centre for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis, and many other Munro mountains. There is world class downhill mountain biking at nearby Nevis Range, Home of the UCH Downhill World Cup. It is the start/end of both the West Highland Way (Milngavie/Fort William) and the Great Glen Way; a walk/cycle way (Fort William/Inverness).
The local weather, and mountain safety
Many of us will know Fort William and Lochaber from hearing about avalanches and fatalities in the local mountains, particularly Ben Nevis and Glencoe. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland has an excellent website, where you will find information about mountain weather and avalanche conditions; necessary skills; training - including courses, seminars, lectures, DVDs and other resources. Check out the Mountain Safety frequently asked questions (FAQs) for more information on topics ranging from rescue helicopters or hypothermia to equipment or finding a guide. There are also special sections for clubs relating to Safety & Liability and a mountain safety section for Student Clubs.